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Old 12-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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On a related note, then ... is there any style which is suited to 3711 other than saison? The Wyeast website lists the following styles:

Styles:
Belgian Blond Ale
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Belgian Specialty Ale
Bière de Garde
Saison

I don't really need to use it in anything other than saison, however I kind of prefer the Belgian saison yeast for the style. I know people often use it for stuck fermentations, but is there anything else it performs well in?
On my opinion, saison yeast doesn't really work for any style but saison. Well, maybe not 100% true, I do make a lot of hoppy to very hoppy beers with saison yeast that I'll usually call farmhouse pales or farmhouse IPAs, but I wouldn't use saison yeast for a dark strong, strong golden , etc.

I don't like 3711 at all. It has a very distinct taste that I find unpleasant.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:17 AM   #12
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3711 is not a good choice for a Biere de Garde. I have used WY1007 and it worked well.

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On a related note, then ... is there any style which is suited to 3711 other than saison? The Wyeast website lists the following styles:

Styles:
Belgian Blond Ale
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Belgian Specialty Ale
Bière de Garde
Saison

I don't really need to use it in anything other than saison, however I kind of prefer the Belgian saison yeast for the style. I know people often use it for stuck fermentations, but is there anything else it performs well in?
I remember seeing on here somewhere there is someone who uses it extensively for a range of beers. Like 3787, if fermented cooler it is more neutral and fermented warmer it is more phenolic/estery.
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I've been using 3725 for beire de gardes and love it. I didn't lager mine, but I've aged them in the bottle. Tasting mine next to a trois monts, and jenlain, to my palate it's definately a similar yeast strain. The "cellar" or "musty" flavour is big in my beire de garde. I think it's probably the best beer I've made.

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